Public Safety Executive Leadership (M.S.)

Public Safety Executive Leadership (M.S.)

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The Public Safety Executive Leadership program is for mid-level managers who have three or more years of full-time public safety/criminal justice employment (corrections, court services, EMS, fire service, law enforcement, private security, probation, treatment programs or other public safety organizations) and are currently employed full-time in a public safety-based organization.

The PSEL program assesses your personal leadership strengths, develops leadership skills and uses journaling to build personal leadership knowledge and skills. As your culminating project, PSEL students must complete a portfolio (Plan B).

Program not accepting applications at this time.

Program Highlights

  • Designed to accommodate part-time and full-time students.
  • Can be completed remotely across the nation and world online.
  • Courses are offered evenings to accommodate working students. 
  • Graduate assistantships sponsored each year.
  • Blending traditional online and synchronous hybrid learning allows for developing a community of learners. 
  • Course delivery methods may be on campus, online* or hybrid (synchronously online) formats. *Degree is not offered completely online. Online courses offered each semester vary, based on annual budgets.

Program Distinctions

Public safety professionals from across the world have completed the program to advance their careers.

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Not accepting applications at this time Not accepting applications at this time Not accepting applications at this time
Spring NA NA NA
Summer NA NA NA

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Mario Hesse

Popular Careers

  • Law enforcement
  • Probation
  • Corrections
  • Court services
  • Treatment programs
  • Fire service
  • Private security

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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